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Emeka Okafor
Works at TED,Maker Faire Africa,Bronze Belt Foundry
Lives in New York
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Emeka Okafor is an entrepreneur and venture catalyst who lives in New York City.He is the curator of Maker Faire Africa.He was the director for TED Global 2007 that took place in Arusha,Tanzania.Other associations include TED fellowships and the Africa Innovation Foundation.His interests include sustainable technologies in the developing world and paradigm breaking technologies in general. His blog, Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa. "Timbuktu is a city unsullied by the worship of idols...a refuge of scholarly and righteous folk, a haunt of saints and ascetics, and a meeting place of caravans and boats" -Al-Sa'Di
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Mapping Startup Ecosystems
In VC4Africa Dan Evans discusses an initiative to map and determine what drives startup ecosystems: We all live and work in a world made up of complex adaptive systems , each of which can be represented by various forms of networks. Our team has developed a...
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An Untapped Economy: Africa's Creative Sector
Patrick Kabanda writing in World Policy : [Photo courtesy of   USAFE - AFAFRICA  and  Jussi Mononen ] “All roads lead to Kilembe.” As a child growing up in Uganda, I heard that statement countless times. Kilembe, a town in Western Uganda, is best known for...
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Dispelling Africa's Industrialization Myths
Carlos Lopes   writing in MakingIt : Image courtesy of Hope Mag Africa’s need to aggressively pursue the industrialization path has become more compelling in light of the need to sustain current growth standards. With carefully developed backward and forwar...
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How Do We Nurture a Creative Mindset?
Daniel Kawuma on "The need for Education Reform in Africa": The loss of the African State of mind highlights the reason why education has failed to reverse the course of the poverty laden fate of Africa. While significant resources have been invested in Edu...
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From Fractals to the Rise of Maker Movements
Ron Eglash and Ellen Foster writing in Think Africa : Image courtesy of Think Africa ...A profound, way to think of the fractal tradition, is to focus more on its recursive and self-organising aspects. This facet of the tradition can be referred to as 'gene...
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Mud House Design Competiton - Earth Architecture can be Beautiful
In Earth Architecture : Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be be...
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Industrialising and Creating Jobs with the Jua Kali sector
Bitange Ndemo writing in the Daily Nation : Nairobi Industrial Area image courtesy of Making Do We gained independence from the British rule in 1963 and for almost four decades Kenya remained one of the most diversified economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. No ...
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African Masters
From the Africa Channel 'Rising Masters' series:
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Entrepreneurial Success - Key to Economic Growth and Political Stability
Dan Evans in VC4Africa : Bethlehem Alemu, founder of SoleRebels International economic development organizations agree that entrepreneurial success in the developing world can alleviate many key world problems. Daniel Evans & Louis Boguchwal, researchers fr...
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